A Republican candidate for the Virginia Senate has ties to a group with a trail of accusations that it sent unsolicited and anonymous text messages at the eleventh hour of political campaigns — messages similar to those Virginia Democrats say they have intercepted in recent days and suspect are illegal.
Candidates running for the Virginia Senate in Loudoun County districts largely agreed at a forum Tuesday on the importance of finding a dedicated stream of revenue for the region's perpetually clogged roads and completing the Dulles Metrorail project — though how to pay for each was another matter.
George Allen said President Obama's handling of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process has undermined Israel's security.
First findings on Gray hirings due Aug. 24; D.C. police commander demoted post-'Sheen-gate'; Conservative Black running again in Virginia; Virgina's Henrico County approves mosque; Warner overlooked for 'supercommittee'; Maryland GOP's Kittleman alone on same-sex marriage; D.C. 'jock tax' languishes on Capitol Hill; Flight to D.C. diverted, minor injuries.
Dick Black, a staunchly conservative former state delegate who notably irked colleagues in 2003 by passing out plastic fetuses before a crucial abortion vote, has moved — again — to run in the Aug. 23 Republican primary race for an open Virginia Senate seat in Prince William and Loudoun counties.
Republicans had a nearly 2-to-1 fundraising advantage over Democrats at the end of June for this year's legislative elections, including a definitive battle for partisan control of a closely divided Virginia Senate.
Democratic candidates for the Virginia Senate have outpaced their Republican rivals in second-quarter fundraising, with control of the General Assembly's upper chamber on the line this fall.
The political battle for control of the Virginia Senate is taking shape as Democrats cling to a four-seat majority eyed by Republicans.
A Democrat won New York's 26th Congressional District race because a third-party candidate took the votes that would have given a Republican an easy win in that election ("Medicare demagoguery backfire," Commentary, Friday). Is it not strange that Jack Davis, the spoiler posing as a Tea Party candidate, was an Obama supporter just last year?